Originally Posted by dbitel
Villain is a good TAG. He's a reg in the game and runs at something like 22/18/3. Hero is also a solid TAG reg and villain knows this. I have a wide button stealing range obviously.
Effective stacks $400. Full tilt 6max, $400NL.
3 folds, Hero raises to $14 with
, SB folds, Villain calls in BB
Flop (2 players, $30):
BB checks, Hero bets $24, BB raises to $77, Hero.......?
On the BB Hero could have anything and being TAG with everyone folding Heros raise, unlikely that he would call with K,2 on the raise since he would always be out of position in betting and wouldn't want to be stuck pairing a K with low kicker.
Unlikely he called with 2,2...or he definitely would have slowplayed this and not bothered to reraise. He would also not put you on a 2,2 because you also would have slowplayed it.
He most likely on the BB could called with A,K, K,Q, A,Q, Ax suited, a pocket pair. His reraise after the flop could be trying to protect his hand, and see if you really paired your K.
if he had Q,Q J,J 10,10 he probably would have reraised preflop instead of just calling.
Hero can choose to reraise him back and if he folds then you know he was attempting to represent the Ks and see if you had them. If he flat calls, he probably has a K as well, but now you don't know if he has A,K, and has outkicked you, and is slow playing you.
Or Hero could flat call him with the intention of checkraising him on the turn if Villain doesn't come with an over the top bet. But it is probably better to decide to show more aggression on the flop and reraise or fold if Hero thinks he might be outkicked.
After Villain's reraise, if he calls or reraises Hero should check it down and fold..because he really can't tell if he's been outkicked.